Unboxing the Motorola Milestone XT720, part 1

December 2, 2010

What would happen if you cross-bred the original Droid, the Droid 2, and the Droid X? You’d get the Motorola Milestone XT720.

It takes the 3.7″ screen (854×480 pixels), Cortex A8 processor (bumped up to 720 MHz), and 256 MB RAM from the original Droid. It borrows the blue-ish/silver industrial design from the Droid 2. And it shares the lack of keyboard, 8 MP camera (with mechanical shutter), and HDMI output with the Droid X.

It only runs plain-ish Android 2.1, but it spices things up with a Xenon flash and an unlocked GSM/HSPA radio that supports AWS 3G (1700 MHz band used by T-Mobile USA and Wind Canada).

Intrigued yet? Take a look at my unboxing video. Pictures to follow.


Unboxing the Samsung Galaxy Tab, part 1

November 24, 2010

When it rains, it pours – a few days ago the PR folks at both Verizon and Sprint each sent me a Samsung Galaxy Tab to play with :)

There are no major differences between them. Both support 3G (CDMA) plus WiFi, both feature a 7″, 1024×600 pixel capacitive display plus twin cameras (3 MP rear-facing autofocus with LED flash & 1.3 MP front-facing), and both run Android 2.2 (FroYo).

The Verizon model (unboxing video above) is completely black while the Sprint model (unboxing video after the break) features a sexy white back cover…

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Unboxing the Motorola Droid Pro, part 1

November 24, 2010

Last week I received a Motorola Droid Pro review unit from the lovely people at Verizon. It joins the ranks of the Droid 2 and the Droid X, but adds some unique features…

Most obvious is the QWERTY keyboard, which looks and feels exactly like a BlackBerry keyboard. There’s a pretty decent camera (5 MP autofocus with dual LED flash) and a global radio (CDMA + GSM/HSPA) on board. Sadly, the portrait layout means the screen is smaller (3.1″) and lower resolution (HVGA – 480×320 pixels) than its siblings.

I’ve already recorded the launch of this phone for Engadget during CTIA, but check out my unboxing video and expect some pictures soon!


Unboxing the HTC myTouch 4G, part 1

November 10, 2010

Forget the T-Mobile G2/HTC Desire Z. The HTC myTouch 4G is here – in a lovely shade of purple, no less :)

It’s a worthy successor to the Nexus One, adding HSPA+, a dedicated 2-stage camera button, and a front-facing camera, plus featuring a larger screen (3.8″ vs. 3.7″), and faster processor.

The only potential drawback is the custom HTC Sense-like UI over Android 2.2 instead of plain FroYo. Take a look at my unboxing video – I’ll have some pictures for you soon.


Unboxing the HTC Surround, part 1

November 6, 2010

Recently, the friendly people at Microsoft sent me an HTC Surround review unit. It’s the first Windows Phone 7 device I’m getting some quality time with, so I’m pretty excited :)

Here is my unboxing video – pictures to follow. In the meantime, read this excellent review.


Unboxing the Motorola Defy, part 1

November 6, 2010

This is the Motorola Defy, a rugged Android phone (dust-proof, water and scratch-resistant) with appealing specs (3.7″ WVGA display, 800 MHz CPU, 512 MB RAM, and 5 MP autofocus camera)…

Intrigued yet? I covered the launch of this device for Engadget at CTIA, where I submerged it in the name science – and it survived!

The lovely folks at Motorola provided me with a review unit this week, so enjoy my unboxing video, and expect pictures soon :)


Unboxing the BlackBerry 9670 (Style), part 1

November 6, 2010

A few days ago I attended the Sprint Developer Conference and received a free BlackBerry 9670 (Style)!

Check out my unboxing video, and stay tuned for some pictures…


Unboxing the Apple MacBook Air 11.6″

November 5, 2010

Wherein I present unboxing pictures (slide show) of my special ordered Apple MacBook Air 11.6″, complete with cameos by my MacBook Pro 13″, iPad, iPhone 4, and Acer Aspire 1410 – enjoy :)


Unboxing the Nokia N8, part 2

October 18, 2010

Here are my unboxing pictures (slide show) of the sexy Nokia N8, hot on the heels of my recent videos.

Also check out my N8 camera review, and stay tuned for more coverage soon – enjoy :)


Unboxing the T-Mobile G2/HTC Desire Z, part 2

October 17, 2010

Yes, I got distracted with CTIA and the Nokia N8 camera. But don’t fret – here are my unboxing pictures (slide show) of the T-Mobile G2/HTC Desire Z!

Look for a camera review here soon – until then, watch my unboxing and first power on videos of the G2 and read my contribution to the excellent review on Engadget…


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